Jan. 2-7, 2018
The Orleans Bowling Center
All United States Bowling Congress members have an opportunity to earn a spot on Team USA by competing in the USBC Team USA Trials/U.S. National Amateur Bowling Championships.
To be eligible for the U.S. Amateur portion of the event, a bowler must not currently hold or have held a professional membership (PBA or PWBA) in the preceding year. Also, anyone who has ever won a professional title (regional, national or senior) as a professional is not eligible to compete as an amateur.
USBC Team USA 2018 will consist of a minimum 12 men and 12 women:
- The National Selection Committee can select male athletes based on submitted resumes from Team USA and/or Junior Team USA members within the last 10 years, players in the top 25 on the money list from the 2017 Professional Bowlers Association Tour and from the the 2018 Team USA Trials/U.S. Amateur Championships. *Team USA coaching staff has the authority to add members to the team at their discretion.
- The National Selection Committee can select female athletes based on submitted resumes from Team USA and/or Junior Team USA members within the last 10 years, players in the top 25 on the points list from the 2017 Professional Women's Bowling Association Tour and from the 2018 Team USA Trials/U.S. Amateur Championships. *Team USA coaching staff has the authority to add members to the team at their discretion.
- The top four men and four women finishers in the 2018 USBC Team USA Trials, based on ranking points, will earn automatic spots on Team USA 2018 while two additional men and two additional women will be selected by the National Selection Committee from the pool of players who compete at the 2018 Team USA Trials. The National Amateur champions also will earn a spot. If the champion already has earned a spot, that spot will be awarded to the next highest qualifier based on ranking points.
The process for determining Team USA allows for the selection of the country's top professional bowlers while also granting the opportunity to any USBC member a chance to earn a spot.
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Director of High Performance